IT Pro Tuesday #133

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Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

This week, we're asking for your favorite IT-related shortcuts we can share with the community... those that help you do your job better and more easily. Please reply or leave a comment with your suggestions, and we'll be featuring them in the coming weeks.

As always, we’re updating the full, searchable list on our website here. Enjoy.

But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. Hornetsecurity has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A Free Tool

HxD is a fast hex editor with a simple interface that allows you to edit raw disks and modify RAM for files of any size. Features include search/replace, export, checksums/digests, insertion of byte patterns, file shredding, concatenate/split files, statistics and more. Kindly recommended by JustAnotherITUser.

A Tutorial Library

Katacoda is a training platform that offers a large library of free, interactive training courses using real environments in your browser. You'll also find "playgrounds" for VS Code, Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Ubuntu. Our appreciation for suggesting this one goes to arjunans.

Another Free Tool

Redmine is a web-based, open-source project management application that can be excellent for tracking issues and bugs. It is customizable, cross-platform and cross-database, but it does require someone who can work with an application based on Ruby on Rails to do the somewhat-complex configuration and maintenance. Our thanks to system_badmin for this one.


Microsoft-365 Scripts is a collection of scripts and resources to help with the configuration of Microsoft 365. iB83gbRo adds, "Hit github repo also has a handful of scripts to do what is outlined in the checklists."


One More Free Tool

Folder2Iso is a tiny, portable app that allows you to create an ISO from any folder, with no software to install. The root folder can contain sub-folders. For Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 and Linux. A shout out to KenTankrus for the suggestion!

P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Byobu is a text-based window manager and terminal multiplexer. This open-source solution was built as an enhancement to a plain GNU Screen and offers improved profiles, keybindings, configuration utilities and system status notification controls. Works on most Linux, BSD and Mac distributions. Our appreciation to PsychologicalRole6 for the recommendation.

BigBlueButton is a web conferencing system for on-line training of groups of 25 or less. The open-source platform supports slide sharing via PDF and anything that's readable by OpenOffice, webcams, a whiteboard, chat, VOIP and presenter's desktop. You can also record sessions to playback sessions later on. For Mac, Unix and PC. Credit for pointing us to this one goes to cmwg.

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.

IT Pro title: 
Hex Editor, Training Platform, Bug Tracking & More